Local manufacturer seeks a hands-on, high-energy Manufacturing Quality Engineer to solve manufacturing and quality production issues.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Manufacturing Quality Engineer will develop, implement and maintain safe, optimal and cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. The Manufacturing Quality Engineer will recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls, and will lead, identify, and implement the Quality System at the factory and corporate level using Lean techniques for quality improvement. The Manufacturing Quality Engineer identify best practices, processes, and standard work for the integration into the Company's quality / manufacturing strategy to ensure consistent high quality results.
Manufacturing Process Improvement and Problem Resolution.
Perform continuous improvement activities using lean tools for cost reduction, quality improvement, improved efficiency, and improved material flow.
Team Member Training - educate and train staff on machinery, processes, lean foundational strategies, safety and quality.
Support research, design and the development of safe manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods, welding processes and production equipment.
Provide technical expertise to ensure utilization of current quality procedures to maintain high standards of quality and reliability.
Responsible for the formulation of new testing procedures for quality checks.
Conduct internal audits by collecting and analyzing data. Records results and shares lessons learned.
Assist plant in solving warranty claims and initiate corrective actions.
Prepare and maintain work instructions, setup instructions, and detailed layouts of the facility’s property, buildings, and equipment.
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering. 3+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment. More than four years of this experience should be in a made to order, heavy industrial environment. Experience with existing manufacturing technologies, including but not limited to: welding, joining, metal working, manual assembly, and painting; certification in a field is a plus. Mechanical aptitude and desire to work in a hands-on manufacturing environment for extensive periods of time. Ability to read blueprints and or drawings, tape measure, and other quality measuring equipment. Practical Lean principles experience with proven ability to facilitate change and knowledge of Lean tools and techniques. Quality orientation and attention to detail. Strong leadership experience and strong team player - Ability to plan, organize, communicate, and motivate employees. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral. Experience with factory automation, maintenance, and integrating engineering designs into production. Ability to travel occasionally for training to company locations throughout the US.